[bksvol-discuss] Submission/nonfiction

  • From: "Deborah Murray" <blinkeeblink@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2010 14:21:35 -0400

Hi all,

I've just submitted for proofing "The Empire's New Clothes: Barack Obama in
the Real World of Power: by Paul Street.

As usual, it's been read through w/errors corrected; headers stripped;
section titles and page numbers present/protected; text formatted. 275
pages. Lots of proper names.

A sequel to Streets Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics, this
new book documents and assesses Obama's newly emergent record on domestic
and foreign politics against his original agenda for change.  Although
mainstream journalists have noted discrepancies between Obama's original
vision and reality, Paul Street uniquely measures Obama's record against the
expectations of the truly progressive agenda many of his supporters expected
him to follow.  Taken together, the list of Obama's weakened policies is
startling: his business-friendly measures with the economy, the lack of
support for the growing mass of unemployed and poor, the dilution of his
health reform agenda, the passage of a record-setting Pentagon budget, and
the escalation of U. S.  military violence in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen,
and Somalia.  Street's account reveals these and many other indications of
how deeply beholden Obama is to existing dominant domestic and global
hierarchies and doctrines.  His new book yields a perspective on Obama and
current politics that is scarcely found in mainstream media.  No progressive
reader will want to miss it!


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